Work Breakdown Structure

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Integrated Project Management
By Earl Hall, Juliane Johnson
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Chapter 3.  Project Work Breakdown Structure and Team Recruitment


The process of team selection begins with breaking down the project into major work packages, or bundles of jobs to be performed to accomplish one piece of work. For example, site preparation, foundation preparation, and erecting the steel for a building's framework are some of the work packages for a building construction project. To be sure that no work packages are left out, the project manager should query others who have "been there," or people familiar with this type of construction.

When every work package is known, the project manager should make a list of all the work packages. The entire process of identifying and listing work packages is known as "developing the work breakdown structure." The work breakdown structure process is used for every project, regardless of its size or breadth.


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    Integrated Project Management
    Integrated Project Management
    ISBN: 0071466266
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 190

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